I am Director of Programming at CNN International, where I help shape the daily newscasts we broadcast to more than 300 million households around the world.
Each day, I manage a newsroom of more than 100 producers, writers, copy editors and anchors at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta, overseeing live events and breaking news coverage.
I helped contribute to the network's coverage of the uprising in Egypt in 2011, which earned several of us Emmy Awards, and I was Supervising Producer in the control room during much of the network's coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006, for which we won an Edward R. Murrow Award.
I have field produced several special events including three U.S. presidential elections, the CNN Freedom Project which spotlights modern-day slavery around the world, and the Virginia Tech school shootings. I have also produced a live town hall forum in front of a studio audience in Mumbai, India.
I graduated with a journalism degree from Indiana University following internships at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind., WFIU Radio in Bloomington, Ind., and WISH-TV in Indianapolis. I began my career at CNN Headline News as a Video Journalist, quickly moving my way up the writer and producer ranks.
I joined CNN International a few years later and eventually worked for four years at the network's London bureau. There I launched a European breakfast show as well as "International Correspondents" with Christiane Amanpour.
My passion for journalism isn't limited to television. As you will see here, I fully embrace social and digital media.
I currently reside in Los Angeles.Follow @ryanccooper